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elizabeth touched on both directions of interstate 880 closed in parts of oakland right now. there was a crash involving a stolen car and it has turned into a standoff with chp officers. kristy seifkin is on the scene with the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a standoff in the middle of 880. we were closer to the freeway earlier. multiple police cars armed officers with their guns pointed towards that brown van that apparently fled hayward earlier this morning around 3:30. chp spotted what they believed was a stolen vehicle. that car hopped on the 880 freeway and a high-speed case ensued stretching along 880 here until oracle the vehicle started swerving left and right hit both sides of the guardrails and then stopped in the middle of the freeway. there's at least one individual still inside the vehicle. chp has tried numerous individuals directing the individual to come out. the individual hasn't moved. since chp doesn't know if the individual has a gun, could be
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a threat to nearby drivers, they have closed both sides of the freeway. certainly stopping up a lot of traffic tryings to-to-pass here near oracle arena. elizabeth has more details. >> thank you, kristy. as she just mentioned, 880 is completely shut down northbound and southbound between 66th and hegenberger. this is essentially stretch of freeway right there as you pass the coliseum. lower right side of the screen you can see the flashing lights. they have multiple police vehicles on the scene because of that stolen vehicle high- speed chase that resulted in a crash. so the standoff is continuing at this hour. it sounds like traffic is being diverted onto city streets so the on- and off-ramps, that's how traffic is getting by. you want to avoid 880 especially this stretch. 580 we understand big rigs are allowed to use 580 but expect extra crowded conditions on 580 this morning. really 880 is a major
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thoroughfare across the bay area so this is really going to have a huge ripple effect for the morning commute including traffic towards the san mateo bridge. a lot of people going towards 92 and hayward. so if you are trying to get on the san mateo bridge, bridge traffic is okay. your drive time there is 14 minutes between hayward and foster city. so we'll let you know as soon as they open 880 but we just got off the phone with chp and they don't have appear estimated time because the standoff continues. they don't know if the person is armed so for public safety reasons northbound and southbound 880 the nimitz are shut down near the coliseum. still following an accident on the peninsula two lanes blocked northbound 101 right there by sierra point parkway. traffic slow in both directions. mass transit is a good option this morning especially if you usually use the nimitz. bart is running all trains on
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time. president obama is waking up in downtown san jose this morning. in a few hours he will head to mountain view it take part in a webcast town hall meeting. stephanie chuang joins us with a preview. >> reporter: good morning. this is where president obama is going to be later this morning here at the computer history museum. you can see that they have cordoned off -- i hope you can see it anyway -- some of the streets. no parking, security very high for the president here. he will be here for a town hall meeting to push his message on jobs creation and the job bill. air force one touched down at moffett field yesterday early evening. local dignitaries were there to welcome the president, who is also here for private campaign fundraisers.
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that was at the home of semantic's chairman. some lined up to protest. there was a supportive crowd when he went to a fundraiser at the atherton home of the cfo of facebook. lady gaga paid $35,000 for a ticket to speak to him about bullying. not clear if they interacted. >> there will be plenty of pictures and video of him speaking to people at these technology companies and looking angry, not angry, but charged up like he has fight in his belly. >> reporter: but republicans are not allowing president obama to have all the social media spotlight. three key gop leaders including house majority leader eric cantor will be at a palo alto meeting in facebook. they are also focused on job creation and the economy but that event is closed to the
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media. it follows the remarks from the president yesterday that gop leaders would, quote, fundamentally cripple america. now, people have already submitted questions through linkedin for the president this morning. he will be here. there will be some employees and members and they will have the opportunity to interact with the president. grace? >> i bet they will have fire in their bellies as well, too. >> reporter: absolutely. >> thank you, stephanie. this morning, oakland police are looking for a driver tied to a deadly police shooting. cops say a passenger in the car ran after police pulled him over during a traffic stop near cherry and 100th avenue yesterday. police caught the suspects and say they struggled with him and he threatened them with a gun. that's when an officer shot him. the driver, however, got away. the patient who died in an east bay hospital as a result of what police are calling a, quote, medical error has now been identified. the america mcchrystal says the coroner identify -- the
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"mercury news" says the coroner identified her as 66-year-old judith ming. she was admitted to alta bates summit medical center for cancer treatment and was given the wrong medication. her dead early saturday happened days after -- her death happened early saturday after nurses were locked out on strike. they wanted to strike one day last thursday but since the hospital hired replacements for five days, they were locked out until tomorrow. >> it could have been prevented. i was there that day at 7 a.m. to work, ready to work and they wouldn't let me in. i felt like i could have prevented this from occurring. >> it is appalling to me to say the leaves that sutter continues to compromise our patients, our community, to prove a point. >> the hospital is call
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saturday's death "a most unfortunate event for which we are very sorry." shane bauer and josh fattal spent their first night in the u.s. since being released from an iranian prison. they read prepared statements in new york yesterday but didn't answer questions. they said they were hostages as well as political prisoners for the past couple of areas. >> the only explanation for our prolonged detention is the 32 years of mutual hostility between america and iran. >> too many times we heard the screams of other prisoners being beaten and there was nothing we could do to help them. the solitary confinement was the worst experience of all of our lives. >> they also said they are innocent of those espionage charges for which they were convicted and even now they say they don't even know for sure whether they crossed the border from iraq into iran. back here closer to home
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two small earthquakes shook napa county this morning. a 3.5 struck near angwin around 2 a.m. and two minutes later there was a 2.0 there. last night a 3.5 struck near san leandro. this is what it looked like on our cbs 5 seismograph. after that a 2.3 tremor shook san francisco this time near the zoo. and 5:08. a little wet over the weekend. let's check with lawrence. what's going on? [ bad mic ] [ no audio ] >> is your microphone on? >> can now the hear me? >> my mic is on. nobody must be home >> you know what? it happens on mondays. we'll get back to lawrence in a second. 5:09. coming up, wall street opens in a little less than 90 minutes. we'll get a check of your stock markets overseas coming up. and two deadly hit-and-runs in the bay area in just three
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good morning. if you are just waking up with us, 880 is shut down near the coliseum. northbound and southbound of the nimitz between 66th and hegenberger. there is still a police standoff involving a stolen car that crashed into the guardrail and into the center divide so traffic is diverted on city streets. we'll tell you what this is doing so far to the month morning commute and how to get around it coming up. for the second time in
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three days a wheelchair-bound man is dead after a hit-and- run. this morning, bay area police are looking for the drivers. santa clara police say a 67- year-old man was hit at the intersection of homestead road and quince avenue yesterday morning. the victim was reportedly dragged 300 feet. there was no crosswalk at the intersection and on friday night, a man in a wheelchair in richmond also killed. the highway patrol is looking for a driver who caused an accident on the one which killed a daly city woman. officers say 37-year-old jacqueline thompson's honda civic was hit from behind by a pickup truck around 5:30 yesterday morning near marsh road. her car was then struck a second time by a taxicab. so the chp is looking for a full sized ford pickup, brown or tan, 1960s or '70s model. rough start to the week on trading in the world's stock markets. today is especially bad in asia with japan's's nikkei down 2.2%
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the lowest close since april of 2009. here in the u.s., the dow and s&p futures are up slightly. last week the dow jones industrial average fell more than 6%. and another potential shutdown of the federal government is looming. today the senate is expected to vote on a temporary funding measure after it rejected a house bill at the end of last week that would have kept the government running through mid- november. the white house is urging congress to find a way out of the impasse. >> this is a basic function of congress to keep the government running so what we ought not do is play politics with those afflicted by disasters. >> at issue billions of dollars to help victims of floods, tornadoes and earthquakes. republicans spending cuts to pay for it. democrats say that will cost jobs. as things stand now, the government could run out of funds as early as next weekend.
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at air force on welcome back on this monday morning. it's 5:17. let's check this morning's top stories. let's take live look at air force one sitting at moffett field this morning. not moving but president obama is waking up in downtown san jose and heading to mountain view, where he will take part in a town hall meeting webcast at the computer history museum. striking nurses at alta bates in oakland are blaming a lockout by management for the death of a patient. police say a replacement nurse gave a cancer patient the wrong drug, a lethal dose of that medication. a stand-up has the stretch of interstate 880 in oakland completely closed. here's live look. you see all the police activity going on. the highway patrol was chasing a car and it crashed near 66th avenue. officers have been unable to talk that person out of the car. as a precaution, all lanes of
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880 are closed in both direction. they are not sure if the person is armed. this is having a big impact on traffic on this monday morning. elizabeth has details. >> 880 a major artery across the bay area for the morning commute. so this is going to have huge implication if this goes on for while so most of that police activity that you see here is on the lower right side of the screen. it's just in the northbound lanes but as a public safety precaution, they did shut down both direction northbound and southbound between 66th and hegenberger. so again as grace said this is a police standoff involving a reportedly stolen car that ended up in a crash. the car crashed into the center divide right there by the guardrail. so traffic is being diverted on city streets but you will really want to avoid the nimitz from at least 98th all the way up towards hegenberger because as you can see from our sensors we are starting to see a backup especially in those northbound lanes. speeds are really slow, crawling from almost 238 past
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the coliseum. southbound traffic looks like it's getting by okay for now. but again this is going to have huge implications towards the san mateo bridge. also big rigs are allowed to use 580 until they completely reason the freeway. so this is a traffic alert. the bay bridge might get extra busy, as well. for right now it is good to go heading into san francisco. now, we are watching a traffic alert on the peninsula northbound 101 three lanes blocked approaching sierra point parkway and we are seeing a backup so this is our so this is our second traffic alert of the morning. use 280 heading into the city. lawrence has the forecast. >> we have a few showers over the weekend, those are long gone now. well, looks like we're into some very nice weather. patchy fog out the door, visibility down to a quarter mile in santa rosa right now. fog at the coast, as well. this afternoon, mostly sunny
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skies, and soaring temperatures inland up into the 80s today. so much warmer than yesterday. 70s inside the bay. at the coastline, a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds, temperatures in the 60s. cold front moved by bringing light showers to the bay area. left behind some cloud now but looks like things going to begin to settle down although you see the pacific fairly active out there. high pressure building in and that ridge will mean some warmer weather for the next few days, probably returning to 90s in parts of the bay area. temperatures today plan on 82 in morgan hill, should be about 77 and sunny in santa clara, 76 in palo alto. 62 degrees in pacifica and 74 degrees in hayward. east bay numbers up into the mid-80s so really going to watch some nice temperatures into the afternoon very comfortable. inside the bay a sea breeze keeps temperatures down somewhat. 68 in sausalito. 70 berkeley and 72 in oakland. we are going to crank up the temperatures a few degrees over the next few days through the middle of the week and then we
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cool down on friday. by next weekend, can you believe it another chance of showers coming our way. is that bad timing on the weekend? >> what is going on? i was just thinking with beautiful weather during the week at work and then we had rain on the weekend? lawrence! >> yup. >> got to do better. [ laughter ] >> all right. thanks a lot. 5:21. a record high percentage of missed immunizations for kindergarteners have people worried. more than 11,000 kindergarteners in missed one vaccine last year because their parents decided against it. coming up, you might call it a bunch of bull. coming up, why there is now a ban on bullfighting in parts of spain. and a third time not the charm. how a swimmer's cuba-to-florida attempt came to a painful end. ,,,,,,,, 3q
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protest from animal rights activist. it was strike three for a woman who tried to swim from cuba, florida. diana nyad quit after she got stung multiple times by portugese man-o-war. she had already spent 40 hours in shark-infested waters without the protection of a cage. 40 hours!! that's insane. the 62-year-old, who tried and failed to swim from cuba to florida seven weeks ago, her very first attempt to do so was back in 1978. and surf's up for dozens of dogs. this is out of southern california. more than 80 of them swatch in the waters off san diego this week -- swam in the waters off san diego this weekend. the purpose was to raise awareness of their orphaned brothers and sisters. as you can see, there was a canine costume contest, as well. and i'm sure the dogs loved that. the event raised more than $100,000 for the helen woodward animal center. amazing, they can surf. not that easy to do. 5:26. coming up, the government on
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the verge of shutting down again and this time fema could go broke. the major sticking point holding up congress. waking up in the u.s., the harsh words two cal grads from iran have for their captors. a police standoff shut down both directions of 880 in oakland. we'll have the latest on the negotiations with the suspects. we'll be right back. we're live in mountain view where president obama will be in just a few hours to host a town hall meeting on jobs. but he is not alone on this social media trail in the bay area. we have the very latest coming up in a live report. >> ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. it's day 2 of president obama's silicon valley swing. how to get your questions answered by the commander-in- chief today. the showers now moving east. we're seeing a return of some sunshine around the bay area. just how warm it will get in your neighborhood coming up. good morning, it's monday, september 26. i'm grace lee. it's 5:30 today. and we begin with breaking news, this out of oakland. both directs of interstate 880 closed -- both directions of
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interstate 880 closed near the coliseum. there is a standoff with the highway patrol. kristy seifkin has the latest from the scene. >> reporter: they believe there is one person still inside the vehicle. chp saying that they are trying to confirm that right now. they have made numerous attempts to call to the person, tell the person to come out of the vehicle. nothing has happened yet thus far. it's just a standoff. police are standing with multiple guns pointed toward this brown van in the middle of 880. both side of the freeway shut down after a high-speed car chase that started around 3:30 this morning out of hayward when chp spotted this vehicle that they believe to have been stolen. the race continued down 880 into oakland at which point the car swerved left, right, hit the guardrail and then eventually crashed into the median strip. so at this point, they believe there is still one individual at least one individual inside of that vehicle. not sure if the individual is armed and that's part of the reason why they have shut down
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the freeway is to protect passengers in case that person inside the vehicle does have some sort of a gun or other weapon. so still waiting to get more details confirmed from chp. bad traffic backup at this point. elizabeth has a look at how you can avoid this traffic mess. >> yeah. it's going to be hard to avoid because as you mentioned, this is a major artery for the bay area commute. northbound and southbound 880 are both shut down past the coliseum. this is between 66th and hegenberger. police are on scene. there is a standoff. no estimated time when they will be able to get the freeway reopened. but if you have a flight to catch, a lot of people may be heading toward oakland airport at this hour, 580 is the best alternate and get on at 98th avenue. if you are in the area, there are still cars heading in this direction being diverted on city streets. but if we go to our next map, you can see that the backups are really in the northbound
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lanes. southbound 880 is still obviously very slow but northbound 880 is where we're seeing the backup extending almost towards 238. so again, this is going to have an effect on people towards the san mateo bridge. 580 is going to be extra busy this morning. big rigs are allowed to use 580 until they completely clear the scene. again, no estimated time when they are going to be able to reopen the nimitz. now, that is the traffic alert. we are also following this traffic alert. this is along the peninsula. we understand two lanes are blocked here, northbound one by sierra point parkway. there was some damage to the guardrail so this may be out there for a while but in the meantime to get around this mess at the sierra point parkway, traffic is backed up a half mile. you can cut over towards 380 and use 280 instead past daly city towards san francisco. back to you. >> thank you. president obama is in silicon valley today and in just a few hours, he is going to take part in a town hall meeting to be webcast by
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linkedin. stephanie chuang is in mountain view with a preview. >> reporter: we're here at the computer history museum and security is already getting much tighter. you can see mountain view police parked there in front discussing some sort of plan, i guess, and right in front of there you can see some tape. there are signs posted everywhere along the roads here saying do not park here today at least until 1 p.m. president obama will be here to push a message on jobs creation. it was yesterday early evening that air force one touched down at moffett field. local dignitaries were there to welcome the president, who is also here for private campaign fundraisers. that was on the president's way to one of those events at the woodside home of symantec chairman of john thompson. some people protested the visit. there was a much more supportive crowd to greet the
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president at a fundraiser at the atherton home of facebook coo sheryl sandberg. we learned that lady gaga paid $36,000 to go to that event to speak to him about a different issue altogether, bullying. it is unclear though if they actually interacted. our own cbs 5 political analyst joe tuman says president obama's attitude this trip will show him charged up ready to fight for the people who helped elect him into office. >> that's i think the tone that he wants to project for many of the progressive liberals in the country and his own party who feel hasn't been strong enough against republicans. >> the president is not the only one on the social media trail though. three key gop leaders including house majority leader eric cantor will be in a meeting at facebook in palo alto also focused on jobs and the economy. this follows the president's remarks yesterday that gop leadership would fundamentally
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cripple america. for linkedin people have already submitted questions which president obama will answer later today. it all starts at 11:00 here in mountain view. >> lady gaga and president obama. amazing. thanks a lot, stephanie. oakland police are looking for a driver who was tied to a deadly police shooting. officers say that a passenger in the car ran after police pulled them over during a traffic stop near cherry and 100th avenue yesterday. police caught up with the suspect. police say he struggled with them, he pulled a gun and they shot him. the driver got way. we know the name of a woman who died after police say she was the victim of a medical error. she is 66-year-old judith ming. she was admitted to alta bates summit medical center in july. her cancer treatment -- for cancer treatment. police say ming was given a "non-prescribed dosage of medication." her death early saturday was
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days after striking nurses were locked out of the facility replaced by temporary workers. regular nurses wanted to strike just one day on thursday but since the hospital had to hire replacements for five days, they wouldn't allow them back to work until tomorrow. >> it could have been prevented. i was there that day at 7 a.m. ready to work and they wouldn't let me in. i felt like i could have prevented this from occurring. >> it is appalling to me at -- to say the least that sutter continues to compromise our patients, our community, to prove a point. >> the hospital's calling saturday's death, quote, a most unfortunate event for which we are very sorry. oakland police and alameda county sheriffs are investigating in the meantime. 5:36. we have some weekend showers, apparently warming up though, lawrence? >> yes. taste of fall though over the weekend. here it is back to summer-like
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weather outside as we are going to enjoy lots of sunshine out there starting out with some patchy fog and temperatures running into the 40s and 50s right now. watch out a little thick into santa rosa reporting visibilities down to a quarter mile. still, by the afternoon, we'll find plenty of sunshine and we will start heating things up today. much more so than yesterday. highs expected in the mid-80s in toward antioch, about 72 in oakland, 77 in redwood city, and about 69 degrees becoming mostly sunny in san francisco. next couple of days more sunshine, temperatures heating up and looks like next weekend, grace, we could be talking about more showers here in the bay area. that would be something else if we got showers once again. a little early for the rainy season to begin. back to you. >> a lot early, lawrence. thank you. josh fattal and shane bauer waking up in the u.s. today for the first time since they were released from an iranian prison. the uc-berkeley alumni held a news conference in new york yesterday and read prepared statements but they didn't answer any questions from
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reporters. they did say that they were hostages and they felt they were political prisoners during those two years. >> the only explanation for our prolonged detention is the 32 years of mutual hostility between america and iran. >> too many times we heard the screams of other prisoners being beaten and there was nothing we could do to help them. the solitary confinement was the worst experience of our lives. >> they said they are innocent of the espionage charges for which they were convicted. and even now they say they don't even know for sure whether they crossed the unmarked border from iraq into iran. and the u.s. embassy in afghanistan says that an american has been shot and killed by an afghan. working for the u.s. government. this attack happened today at a cia office in kabul. another american was wounded in the latest in a series of high- profile attacks in the afghan
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capital. 5:39 now. here we go again. the government just days away from a possible shutdown unless congress strikes a deal. a vote is set for today but with republicans expected to block the bill and the house on visa, it looks like the battle may come down to the wire -- and the house on recess, it looks like the battle may come down to the wire. susan mcginnis reports. >> reporter: for the third time this year, a federal shutdown is looming. today the senate is expected to vote on a temporary funding measure after rejecting a house bill friday that would have kept the government running through mid-november. >> this is a basic function of congress to keep the government running. so what we ought not to do is play politics with those afflicted by disasters. >> reporter: at issue, billions of dollars to help victims of floods, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. republicans want spending cuts to offset the extra money but democrats insist that would cost thousands of jobs. if congress doesn't reach a deal soon, government funds
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could run dry this weekend. fema could go broke as early as tomorrow leaving many disaster victims begging for action. >> you helped a lot of people like banks and wall street. we need help now. >> reporter: congressional leaders talked over the weekend end but reported little progress. with approval ratings already at an all-time low, both parties are blaming each other. >> i do believe it is mostly centered in the house in terms of some of these tea party republicans who say on every issue, we're going to make this a make-or-break. >> everybody knows we're going to pay for every, single penny of disaster aid that the president declares and fema earth is fines. the house sent over a bill that does that. they should have approved it. >> reporter: susan mcginnis for cbs news, washington. 5:41 now. coming up, an endurance swimmer derailed again. why she was forced to stop her
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good morning. well, if you are just waking up with us, we have a mess of a start to our monday morning commute. 880 major artery for the bay area is completely shut down in both directions right there near the oakland coliseum. it's actually shut down northbound and southbound between 66th and hegenberger. there is still an ongoing police standoff. it's been going on since about 4:00 this morning involving a reportedly stolen car from
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hayward. there was a high-speed chase, that car ended up crashing into the guardrail at the center divide. in the northbound lanes, but we don't know if the suspect is armed so for public safety they decided to completely shut down the freeway so usually this time of the morning we see cars zipping past both directions of 880 but where you see that big black hole that's where they have shut down traffic. so we understand cars are being diverted off the city streets but there is -- off to city streets, but there is a pretty big backup already in the area. delays continue to grow northbound so from 238 past the coliseum, traffic pretty much at a standstill especially near the coliseum. so we don't have an estimated time when they will reopen the freeway because the standoff continues so your best alternate is to use 580 including if have you to head towards oakland airport if you have an early-morning flight to catch. bart is also going to be a great alternate this morning because again, this is likely going to have a ripple effect
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across other freeways across the bay area including the bay bridge. people heading towards the san mateo bridge. a second traffic alert lanes blocked northbound one at sierra point parkway. we think they were able to just reopen one lane so now just one lane is blocked northbound 101 but again consider using 280 instead. we'll have more traffic in a bit. in the meantime, let's get an update on your forecast with lawrence. >> all right, elizabeth, yeah, turned out to be a little wet over the weekend, but things shaping up very nicely outside today. couple of leftover clouds outside. some of that thick into santa rosa but we are going to clear things out nicely. temperatures mainly in the 50s now, although the napa valley still at 47 degrees. but as we head toward the afternoon, we are going to see plenty of fall sunshine. that will crank those temperatures up to the mid-80s in the hottest spots inland. you will see 70s inside the bay and 60s with a mix of sun and clouds at the coast. it's looking good now as high pressure starting to build into the bay area. still have a couple of leftover
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clouds but not a lot. toward the afternoon, becoming mostly sunny but boy, the pacific is getting active especially early in the season and here we go. we'll see this ridge building in but we're not done with the rain yet. we have another chance of showers toward next weekend then maybe another storm as we look toward the middle of next week. so enjoy the day today. it is going to be sunny, bright, mountain view at 74 in the afternoon. 75 fremont. 76 in san mateo. east bay temperatures into the mid-80s so really popping up compared to yesterday's highs. about 77 in benicia. 80 degrees in the napa valley. san francisco, 69 and mostly sunny skies. 75 in san leandro, 82 sonoma. next few days weather warming through the middle of the week, cooling off thursday and friday. by next weekend, another chance of showers into saturday. that's a look at weather, grace. back to you. >> thank you. let's get a check of today's top stories. president obama is in silicon
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valley today, and this morning he will leave a downtown san jose hotel for mountain view where he will take part in a town hall webcast at the computer history museum. police in oakland are investigating a fatal medical error at alta bates summit medical center. they say a replacement nurse gave a cancer patient a lethal dose of medication. regular nurse are currently locked out. and two uc-berkeley grads have slept overnight in the u.s. for the first time since they were freed from prison in iran. shane bauer and josh fattal spoke to the media in new york yesterday, but they did not take any questions. for the second time in a week, a wheelchair-bound man has been killed in a hit-and- run and now santa clara police are searching for that driver. officers say that a 67-year-old man died after being thrown 300 feet at the intersection of homestead road and quince avenue about 1:00 yesterday morning. there is no crosswalk there. also, a man in richmond was
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killed friday night when he was hit from behind on esmond avenue. chp is looking for a driver who caused an accident on the 101 which killed a 37-year-old daly city woman. officers say that jacqueline thompson's car was hit around 5:30 yesterday morning by marsh road and her car was struck a second time by a taxicab. the vehicle is a full sized ford pickup brown on tan 1960s or '70s model. and people in reno have come together at a memorial service for the victims of the air race crash earlier this month. 11 people including the pilot were killed when the p51 mustang crashed into a spectator area on september 6. last night, people from all over the community gathered at a local park. the governor of nevada also attended speaking with surviving victims and their families after the ceremony.
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>> they're grieving and they are hurting. but at the same time they said they would never expect to get the response that they have gotten. >> last night's ceremony included a candlelight vigil and the dedication of an oak tree to all of the victims. 11 people who were hurt in the accident are still in the hospital today. and hundreds of people are expected tomorrow at a memorial for nursing student michelle le. the event will be held on the four-month anniversary of her disappearance and 10 days after her body was found. her family says the event will be an opportunity to thank the community for its support and a private service will be held later. opening statements begin tomorrow in los angeles in the trial of michael jackson's doctor. conrad murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death in june of 2009. murray could get up to four years in jail if convicted. he is accused of giving jackson an overdose of a powerful sed
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welcome back. 5:53. state health officials are concerned about a record high percentage of missed immunization for kindergartners. official believe too many parents are using an exemption for personal beliefs. more than 11,000 kindergartners in missed at least one vaccine last year because their parents decided against it. student senators at uc- berkeley have voted to condemn discriminatory behavior. now, this is in response to a bake sale planned by republican student groups intended to be a protest against affirmative action. pastries have five different price levels depending on race. some say it means underrepresented community. in these days when it seems these unemployment rates are going up. a woman is putting her resume' in helium filled balloons. the hope is at least one land in the right spot and in the hands of the right people.
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>> desperate times call for desperate measures. whatever it takes, i'm going to do it to get a job. >> hopefully it will work. >> she knows it's a long shot. so far the method has not generated any results. it looks like the second time was not the charm. endurance swimmer diana nyad abandoned her latest attempt to swim from cuba all the way to florida. the 62-year-old nyad said she was forced to quit after suffering multiple stings by portugese man-o-war jellyfish. she had already spent more than 40 hours in shark-infested waters without the protection of a cage. this was her second attempt in two months. her first was back in 1978. amazing. all right. busy on the traffic front all morning long. >> so busy, i know. 880 is shut down. obviously a huge area where a lot of people are commuting through typically this time of the morning. this morning, we just see a big black hole because northbound
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and southbound 880 is shut down right there past the coliseum. there is still an ongoing police standoff. it's been going on now for about two hours. actually more than two hours. so we think that there's still someone inside that van. they don't know if the suspect is armed. they have shut down both directions. freeway. so we don't know how much -- they have shut down both direction of the freeway. so we don't know how much that's going on, so not good news. it will have a ripple effect on all freeways in the area. big rigs are used 580. it's a good alternate. it's getting more crowded but a better alternate than 880 this morning. lawrence, how's the forecast doing? hopefully better than traffic. i think things are looking up weather-wise. >> we are going to see more sunshine around the bay area after showers over the weekend. temperatures will be heating up through the middle of the week then cooling down on thursday and friday. by next weekend we have another chance of some showers. and by the way, the final
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series of the season for the san francisco giants. if you want get out and check out the game, should be mostly clear, temperatures about 63 degrees. game time at 7:15. hard to believe it's coming to an end already. >> and your raiders won. >> and the raiders won this weekend. so did the 9ers! >> silver and black. >> face paint, yeah. >> got to get a picture of that. coming up in the next half hour, an east bay hospital apologizing for a deadly mistake. was the nurse's strike to blame? plus this. too many times we heard the screams of other prisoners. >> the american hikers back on u.s. soil. how the cal grads are describing their miserable two years in an iranian prison. a stolen vehicle crashes into the median on 880 leading to a police standoff and a temporary freeway shutdown. the details on that chase and how it will affect your commute
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coming up. president obama here in mountain view for a town in just a few hours but he is not the only one holding a political town hall in the bay area. all the action coming up in a live report. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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off on your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. interstate 880 was shut down in both directions in oakland. we are just hearing that they may be re-opening but we're going to tell you how a stolen- car chase led to a standoff on the freeway. president obama waking up in silicon valley. his agenda today and the celebrity who paid thousands of dollars to get his attention. >> cool temperatures and cloudy around the bay area bull love the afternoon. we'll tell all about it coming up. good morning, it's monday, september 26.

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